a tale of two trees. charlie brown trees, that is.

by Amy on 21 December 2010

years ago, before yours truly came into his life, honey was a bachelor. he did lots of typical bachelor things, like watch endless amounts of football (which he still does) + eat frozen burritos for dinner (which, thankfully, he has abandoned). but most importantly, this was his christmas tree:

yes, this charlie brown tree was the only holiday decoration that decked his halls (until his mom took pity on him + brought over some festive decorations). fast forward a few years, not long after honey + i met.  i come home to my apartment one day after work + discover a package on my doorstep. what could it be? i open it + find that someone has anonymously sent me my very own charlie brown christmas tree. hmm, i wonder who could’ve done that?

fast forward a few more years. i no longer live in that one-bedroom apartment, + honey no longer dines on burritos fresh out of the microwave. we have a lovely home together + decorate a beautiful, fresh christmas tree each holiday season. but every year, we also bring out our charlie brown trees + put them in a place of honor, so they can remind us how very far we’ve come, both individually + together.

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1 tracey December 21, 2010 at 9:26 am

got up early this morning to do just a tad more “treat making” for our friends and neighbors,and decided your recipe for the spiced nuts would round out our baskets of sweet treats very nicely….then i saw this post,this is the sweetest,best little Christmas story,i smiled as i read this,thanks for sharing.it is so funny how much they really look like Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree.very sweet.

2 amy December 21, 2010 at 9:45 am

aww, thanks tracey! i’m glad i could give you a smile this morning. honestly, this post made me smile as i typed it up, + those silly little trees warm my heart every time i walk by them. hope you have a wonderful day (+ that those chipotle spiced pecans turn out fabulously – everyone who has tried them here loooooves them.) =)

3 nashville nosher December 21, 2010 at 9:46 am


4 amy December 21, 2010 at 10:21 am

thanks, girl! i hope you two have a wonderful time at your very yankee christmas + enjoy delicious food + fabulous times with family + friends.
happy holidays!

5 Bruce Barone December 21, 2010 at 11:42 am


6 amy December 21, 2010 at 12:01 pm

=) i hope that you, susan + your families have an absolutely wonderful holiday weekend in lovely new england. i look forward to seeing some of the amazing pictures that i know you’ll be taking! merry christmas!

7 Kersten December 21, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Aww, so sweet. So glad that you have brought so much happiness to my brother’s life!! And a little more decoration too. :)

8 amy December 21, 2010 at 6:04 pm

aww, thanks kersten! i think he + i make a pretty great team, + without a doubt, we’ve both grown a lot since we first met. it doesn’t matter if we have a 20′ christmas tree one day – those silly little charlie brown trees will always make an appearance each year. =) see you on christmas day!

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